Posts Tagged ‘oral health’

The Long-Lasting Value of Braces

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
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Discover the long-lasting value of braces.

Are you considering braces? If you think that you can only benefit from braces if your teeth are significantly crooked, you would be mistaken. In fact, every person can benefit from braces, as this orthodontic treatment does a lot more for your dental and overall health than you may expect. Braces can not only enhance your oral health, but support digestion, give you a boost in confidence, prevent bone loss, and more. Read on to learn more about the true value of braces and how they can impact your life long term. 

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How Straight Teeth Improve Your Oral Hygiene

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
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Learn how straight teeth can improve your overall oral health.

Why are so many people encouraged to wear braces? It isn’t just because a straight smile can improve your confidence. The fact is that straight teeth make brushing and flossing easier, put less stress on your teeth, and generally improve your oral hygiene. If you’re wondering why you should invest in braces, consider that the benefits go beyond the superficial. Straight teeth can improve your oral hygiene and help you avoid costly future dental work. Read on to learn how straight teeth make oral hygiene easier. 

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Six Types of Dental Exams You Can’t Skip

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

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Don’t skip these crucial dental exams.

There is a reason dentists recommend scheduling checkups every six months. Attending regular dentist appointments is necessary for teeth and gum health and the best way to detect potentially significant problems. There are several types of dental exams you can’t afford to skip. Read on to learn more about the importance of each of these examinations.  (more…)

How To Tell Tooth and Gum Sensitivity Apart

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

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Do you feel pain when you eat or drink? Learn how to tell whether it may be tooth or gum sensitivity.

Regarding your dental health, the two most primary elements are your gums and teeth. It can be easy to take them for granted until, of course, your mouth is suddenly in pain. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including increased gum and tooth sensitivity. If you can tell the difference between tooth and gum sensitivity, you can start applying the right treatment to your weak spots. Read on to learn the differences between these two types of sensitivities.  (more…)

4 Reasons to Schedule Regular Checkups with Your Catonsville Dentist

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

4 Reasons to Schedule Regular Checkups with Your Catonsville Dentist

By visiting your Catonsville dentist at Affinity Dental once or twice a year, you can be positive that you are catching any signs of trouble before they escalate. Read on to learn exactly what your regular checkups can do for your dental health

One of the most dangerous myths about dentistry is that you don’t need to be diligent about scheduling your six-month dental exams. Many people believe that if they brush their teeth, and don’t have pain, they don’t need to see a dentist. However, many severe dental issues could have been avoided if a patient had visited their dentist earlier. This is why scheduling dental checkups is vital. By visiting your Catonsville dentist at Affinity Dental once or twice a year, you can be positive that you are catching any signs of trouble before they escalate. Read on to learn exactly what your regular checkups can do for your dental health.  (more…)

Answering Your Top 3 Questions About Dental Cleanings

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

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Once you understand why dental cleanings are essential, you will be eager to schedule your next one!

You have undoubtedly heard the advice to have your teeth cleaned by the dentist at least once every six months. But have you ever wondered why that is? Or, perhaps you wonder what your dentist can do that you can’t? There are reasons for the recommended six-month dental cleanings, which we explain below. Once you understand the reasons behind dental cleanings, you may be more enthusiastic about scheduling them.  (more…)

3 Tips for Making and Keeping Dental Appointments

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

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Follow these three simple tips to help make and keep your dental appointments.

Just like your car needs regular checks and tune-ups, your teeth require their own kind of maintenance! Cavities and tooth decay can develop, plaque can accumulate, and chronic bad breath can become a problem. These complications often arise when people skip their regular dental appointments. Dentists recommend getting your teeth examined and cleaned twice a year, but we know that scheduling those appointments in a timely manner and making time for them can be challenging. By following these three simple tips, you can be sure never to miss another dental appointment.  (more…)

What Are Dental X-Rays?

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Learn all about dental X-rays.

Learn all about dental X-rays.

The dentist is one of those places that many people simply don’t want to go to, but everyone has to. Many people are even afraid of the dentist and avoid going for as long as possible. However, good dental health is a vital part of overall health, and it requires periodic trips to the dentist. And while most dental technology is advancing, there is still no better way to assess the health of your teeth and pinpoint problems than dental X-rays. (more…)

When To Replace Your Toothbrush or Electric Toothbrush Head

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Learn when to replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head.

Learn when to replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head.

We all know how important it is to brush our teeth every morning and night, but how often do you think about buying a new toothbrush or electric toothbrush head? If you can’t remember the last time you changed your toothbrush, there’s a good chance that you should replace it as soon as possible! Continue reading to learn when to replace your toothbrush and why it’s essential to your oral health. (more…)

Back To School Stress and Kid’s Oral Health

Friday, September 6th, 2019

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Learn about the effect of back-to-school stress on your child’s oral health.

Stress is common for people of all ages, especially for those attending school. From elementary school to college, kids, teens, and adults find going back to school after a summer break to be very stressful. Anxiety and stress can elicit a physical response that can affect oral health, as kids may develop unhealthy eating choices to cope, or they may unknowingly grind their teeth at night. Continue reading to learn more about the effect that back-to-school stress can have on your child’s oral health.  (more…)